TETE MBAMBISA

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Tete Mbambisa has performed and recorded with many of the giants of South African jazz (Bazil ‘Manenberg’ Coetzee, Johnny Dyani, Lulu Gontsana, Dick Khoza, Early Mabuza, Duku Makasi, Hugh Masekela, Nik Moyake, Ezra Ngcukana, Winston Mankunku Ngozi, Dudu Pukwana, Barney Rachabane et al), and is one of the very few South African jazz musicians that can claim to have played with the three jazz generations of the last fifty years. He featured in Pascale Lamche’s 2003 movie Sophiatown, and his compositions have been recorded by The Blue Notes, Adam Glasser, Chris McGregor, McCoy Mrubata and Brian Thusi. His work as a pianist, vocalist, composer and arranger can also be found on many anthologies of South African jazz.

Bra Tete first came to public attention after recording four sides with his vocal group, The Four Yanks, for Gallo Africa in 1962. Black Heroes places Mbambisa’s Four Yanks classic ‘Umsenge’ alongside recent
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TETE MBAMBISA Tete's Big Sound album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tete's Big Sound
African Fusion 1976
TETE MBAMBISA Did You Tell Your Mother album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Did You Tell Your Mother
African Fusion 1979

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Black Heroes
African Fusion 2012

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